Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you.
Essential Study Skills is a proven guide for every student wanting to achieve success at university.
Packed with study tips and handy activities, this study skills handbook shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - whatever level you're at.
Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to:
" Sail through those tricky first weeks
" Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn
" Learn techniques for academic writing and research
" Pass exams with flying colours
" Stay cool and cope with stress.
Practical and interactive, this edition features three brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focussing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead.
Also launching with this new edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including downloadable templates, practice exercises and other tools for students to use in both their preparation and their actual work.
Visit the companion website for:
Study skills packs on presentation skills, effective reporting, and essay planning, giving you step-by-step advice on how to prepare for assignments
Printable handouts featuring activities, checklists, and diagrams, for additional student study support
Excerpts from Student Essays introducing you to real papers, and helping you get to grips with academic writing
Journal Articles (free to access) guide you through selected topics in more depth
Videos on how to make the most of Essential Study Skills, and how to take effective notes
Podcasts from the authors, giving a more detailed look at selected topics
PowerPoints on a variety of topics, giving a more in depth look at specific study skills
Additional web links to a variety of useful learning resources, providing advice on study skills techniques
For instructors, there is also free access to selected chapters from Burns and Sinfield's teaching book, Teaching, Learning and Study Skills.
Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!